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A realist philosophy of social science : explanation and understanding, Peter T. Manicas

Label
A realist philosophy of social science : explanation and understanding
Title
A realist philosophy of social science
Title remainder
explanation and understanding
Statement of responsibility
Peter T. Manicas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Manicas brings the idea of causality and the role that it plays in the physical sciences to bear on inquiry in social sciences. Offering a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective, this breathtaking volume, with a host of concrete examples, will appeal to the non-specialist reader
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Manicas, Peter T
Dewey number
300.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
Label
A realist philosophy of social science : explanation and understanding, Peter T. Manicas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-216) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Explanation and understanding -- Theory, experiment and the metaphysics of Laplace -- Explanation and understanding in the social sciences -- Agents and generative social mechanisms -- Social science and history -- Markets as social mechanisms -- Appendix A: The limits of multiple regression -- Appendix B: Comparison, Mill's methods and narrative -- Appendix C: Rational choice theory and historical sociology -- Appendix D: The neo-classical model
Control code
ocn124039331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511648472
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)124039331
Label
A realist philosophy of social science : explanation and understanding, Peter T. Manicas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-216) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Explanation and understanding -- Theory, experiment and the metaphysics of Laplace -- Explanation and understanding in the social sciences -- Agents and generative social mechanisms -- Social science and history -- Markets as social mechanisms -- Appendix A: The limits of multiple regression -- Appendix B: Comparison, Mill's methods and narrative -- Appendix C: Rational choice theory and historical sociology -- Appendix D: The neo-classical model
Control code
ocn124039331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511648472
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)124039331

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